THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - CYRIACUS
The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.
This group of "helpers in need" originated in 14th century Rhineland, due largely as a result of the epidemic that grew to become the Black Death, but their veneration spread almost as quickly as the plague.
Cyriacus, sometimes called Cyriac, according to Christian tradition, is a Christian martyr killed in the persecution of Christians by Diocletian.
He protects against temptation on the death-bed and is feasted on August 8th.